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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. There is a statewide face mask mandate in addition to a limit on social gatherings of more than 50 people. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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Brown Baggin' It

Brown Baggin' It! The Brown Bag Cafe, located at 2251 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, right here in Lake Charles, is a classic hometown dining experience where you can enjoy great food and great fellowship. It is a one of a kind, warm your heart, fill your belly hotspot that has become popular among…

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Geaux Insane! For Boudin.

Let's Geaux Y'all! Boudin is not just “a dish”. It is a staple of Cajun culture. It is an art. It is personal. There is no "liking" Boudin….if you're a fan, you're all in and you love it! I am definitely a fan and I believe I have stumbled upon some of the best Boudin in Louisiana! Yes, I said it…

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The Evolution of Flavor at Crying Eagle

When I finally left Crying Eagle Brewing Company after what seemed like days of sampling their new menu, I didn’t eat for 24 hours. That was because Marketing and Special Events Director Krickett Racca took care of me. During my lunch break, I came to Crying Eagle to interview Krickett, but before I…

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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars - 2018

Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN:…

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Mama Reta Seems Like My Mama Too!

Thursday “Gravy Day” at Mama Reta’s Kitchen. I know it’s been said before that we have incredible hospitality in the South. And, while that is true, there are some people who take Southern Hospitality to a different level. It’s the “treating you like family” kind of hospitality that really makes you have a genuine smile with crinkles around your eyes and a warm glow in your heart. Well, that’s what eating at Mama Reta’s Kitchen is like…

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24 Hour Foodie in Lake Charles

Sometimes we only get 24 hours to explore a new city or a new neighborhood. And sometimes we only have one free day out of the week to enjoy our local jaunts—anyone else “super busy?” There are many reasons to create your 24-hour dream meal situation. One—when friends come into town, you want to put…

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Pup Foodie Takes Lake Charles - Part 2

By Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hey doods! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the fall weather! Cooler temperatures means longer walks, more adventures AND more outdoor dining trips with my human. Whether you prefer a quick “grab & go” lunch or a leisure sit down meal, there are plenty of…

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Tourist in My Backyard: Lake Charles Food

Sometimes the best days are the ones spent closest to home. And since I call Southwest Louisiana home, I’m surrounded by exotic flavors, hauntingly beautiful bayous, and colorful festivals. In order to appreciate all home has to offer, I regularly act as a tourist in my own backyard. Steeped in rich…

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